Help Center / How do I give up (voluntarily relinquish) my license?

To voluntarily relinquish your license, submit a request in writing which provides the following information:

For massage therapists:

  • Your name as it appears on your license.
  • Your license number (MA).
  • The last four digits of your social security number.
    Do not provide your full social security number in emailed correspondence.
  • Your mailing address.
  • A statement that you want to voluntarily relinquish the license.

For massage establishments:

  • The establishment name as it appears on the license.
  • The establishment license number (MM).
  • The tax ID associated with the establishment.
    For sole proprietor (individual) licenses, provide only the last four digits of the associated tax ID.
  • The name of the owner requesting the voluntary relinquishment.
  • The physical address of the establishment.
  • A statement that you want to voluntarily relinquish the license.

Your request may be submitted by email to or by mail to:

Florida Department of Health
Board of Massage Therapy
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-06
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The board will notify you in writing once your request has been processed.

Once your license has been voluntarily relinquished, it cannot be used or reinstated. Should you decide to return to practicing massage therapy or operating a massage establishment in Florida, you will need to reapply and be issued a new license.